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6 Ways to Prepare Your Plumbing for the Winter

6 Ways to Prepare Your Plumbing for the Winter

By John Palmer / October 10, 2014 / 0 Comments

Every homeowner should take the necessary precautions to ensure that winter is not going to cause problems in the plumbing. Extreme cold can freeze pipes, cause the hot water heater to work overtime, and make small leaks into a major repair. Taking the time to winterize plumbing will keep your home safe no matter how…

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4 Things to know about Radiant Floor Heating

4 Things to know about Radiant Floor Heating

By John Palmer / October 3, 2014 / 0 Comments

There is nothing more comforting in the winter than getting out of bed and walking barefoot on a floor that radiates heat. Forget wearing socks and laying area rugs or carpeting throughout the house to stay comfortable. Underfloor heating is a simple luxury that also has the benefit of energy-efficiency when done correctly. What is…

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Quick Tips on How to Get Rid of that Annoying Leaky Faucet

Quick Tips on How to Get Rid of that Annoying Leaky Faucet

By John Palmer / September 22, 2014 / 0 Comments

Drip…drip…drip…drip…drip! It may be easy to tune out at first, but as the sound of a leaky faucet continues, it drives people mad. At Fast Response Plumbing we realize that some homeowners are handy and would rather try this repair on their own before they seek out a local plumber for a faucet replacement. Here…

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How to Know When to Replace Your Water Heater

How to Know When to Replace Your Water Heater

By John Palmer / September 15, 2014 / 0 Comments

Most people give little thought to the condition of their water heater until met with the uncomfortable prospect of taking a cold shower. The fact is the average American homeowner will live in the same place for at least 13 years. Considering the average lifespan of a hot water heater is about 11 years, the…

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Why you should leave the plumbing to the professionals

Why You Should Leave The Plumbing to the Professionals

By John Palmer / September 8, 2014 / 0 Comments

Even though that leaky kitchen faucet or endlessly running toilet both seem like easy home repairs you can do yourself, in many cases, it’s something deeper you just can’t see. Trained plumbers can evaluate, repair, and oftentimes prevent future problems from happening. Instead of trying to make these repairs yourself, contact a local plumber who…

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How to Diagnose Low Water Pressure

How to Diagnose Low Water Pressure

By John Palmer / September 5, 2014 / 0 Comments

Low water pressure is a real annoyance. There is nothing worse than standing under a shower that puts out a mild dribble instead of a steady stream. Low pressure can be especially aggravating if there are multiple people in your house using water at the same time. Luckily, homeowners do not have to live with…

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Check Your Water Pressure

5 Fast Ways to Prevent Plumbing Nightmares

By John Palmer / August 31, 2014 / 1 Comment

Tired, and happy to be home, Jeff walked into his house after a red eye flight from Seattle. But his night had only begun. Upon entering his kitchen, Jeff was distraught to see that brackish water was leaking in through the ceiling. Jeff had always had plumbing problems with his house, but this nightmare was…

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Tankless Hot Water Heater

Tankless Hot Water Heaters: Should I or Shouldn’t I?

By John Palmer / August 28, 2014 / 1 Comment

Whether you are building a new home or retrofitting an older one (like me), take time to evaluate the hot water system. After all, estimates say that as much as 30% of a home’s energy budget is consumed by heating water. My new “old house” came complete with an old and rusted gas-fueled tank-style water…

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What You Never Learned About Garbage Disposals

What You Never Learned About Garbage Disposals

By John Palmer / August 18, 2014 / 1 Comment

The garbage disposal: most homes have them, but how much do homeowners really know about using and maintaining them? Here are a few helpful tips to keep this misunderstood piece of plumbing running well. While we all know that putting objects like silverware in a disposal will mean a call to the local plumber, homeowners…

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How to Choose a Hot Water Heater

How to Choose a Hot Water Heater

By John Palmer / August 11, 2014 / 1 Comment

Hot water heatersfall into the category of the home appliances that we tend to take for granted until they’re no longer working. Choosing a hot water heater can be a big decision, especially with the various options now available. Continue reading to learn a little about the different types of hot water heaters and what…

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The Best Temperature For Your Hot Water Heater

The Secret For Choosing The Best Temperature For Your Hot Water Heater

By John Palmer / August 4, 2014 / 0 Comments

There is nothing complicated in a technological sense about setting your water heater temperature; just turn the dial, which on most heaters is in plain view or behind an easily removed panel. However, how do you know what temperature to set it at? There is no one right answer to that question, as such factors…

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What Everybody Ought To Know About Their Toilet

What Everybody Ought To Know About Their Toilet

By John Palmer / July 29, 2014 / 0 Comments

Did you know that toilets account for thirty percent of your household water usage? The average person flushes about five times per day. Models that were installed before the new federal plumbing standard in 1992 (which says they cannot be more than 1.6 gallons per flush) were generally 3.5 to 5 and even up to…

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Water Heaters: Things the average home owner may not know

By ipdesign / May 5, 2014 / 0 Comments

When installing a new water heater, every company must file a plumbing permit and chimney certification. This practice is mandated by the State of New Jersey and no one is exempt. The permit procedure protects the homeowners. When a water heater is not installed properly, it can be deadly. The permit will require a plumbing…

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Why Plumbers?

By ipdesign / May 5, 2014 / 0 Comments

Why do we need plumbers? I’ll tell you why…because we appreciate not having to use outhouses and we appreciate uncontaminated drinking water. Plumbers protect our nation’s health in many ways. We make sure every home has running water, hot water, and proper disposal of waste water. This is the heart beat of every home that…

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